Depression and Anxiety Counseling Seattle
Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Anxiety and depression are very misunderstood as mental illnesses. Many family members only think that a loved one has the blues or jitters thinking it is a phase that will pass.
Family or friends will ask if you have tried to breathe deeply to relax or try to get a good night's sleep.
Or, why not join me at a Yoga class or try to walk a bit more outside daily? While they recommend it sincerely, the problem is that they do not understand what depression or anxiety is and how to treat it.
Anxiety or Depression is Not Just The Blues or Jitters
When you look at the severity and longevity of the symptoms, it is not just your typical ups/downs. Both mental illnesses disrupt a person's daily life, and treating them without the proper guidance is impossible.
For this reason, it helps to come for depression and anxiety counseling in Seattle. Marriage Counseling of Seattle has licensed mental health professionals that can help.
The treatment for depression and anxiety can involve:
- Talk-based Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Pharmacological Treatment
- Or a combination of all the above
The therapist may suggest adjusting a sleep routine or changing exercise habits. They might incorporate relaxation to meditation techniques. What you can expect is a personalized treatment plan.
So, when you are ready to treat your anxiety or depression, our Marriage Counseling Seattle therapists are only a call away.
"I lost my job, and things went downhill. I could not find a new job because of my age. I went through a difficult time, and a close friend decided to send me to Marriage Counseling Seattle for anxiety therapy. At first, I was hesitant but went, and I am so glad I did. Now I am working for myself and doing very well with my anxiety, a thing of the past."
- Michelle Meyer (Seattle)
Different Types of Depression and Anxiety
While anxiety can lead to depression, they still occur in tandem, even if they are separate illnesses. The reason is that both share similar features but come in different forms, and the key to effective treatment is to have a proper diagnosis done.
Common types of depressive disorders:
- Major depressive disorders include symptoms of hopelessness, sadness, and emptiness. It can come with eating disorders, lack of sleep, death, and show signs of suicide.
- Then you have the adjustment disorder when a person goes through a stressful life change. For example, it can trigger depression resulting from a career change, job loss, or the death of a loved one.
- Then you have a bipolar disorder known as manic depression, and people can experience irritation and unnatural or frenetic euphoria. These people typically take risks resulting in injury, like social, financial, sexual, or physical risks.
Then you have anxiety with similar symptoms, and some types are panic disorders with panic attacks with the heart rate racing. These people have a difficult time breathing.
On the other hand, you have a social anxiety disorder as people feel nervous around others. Lastly, you have post-traumatic stress disorder that results from trauma in your life.
Hence, you keep reliving the trauma, leaving you anxious, which can lead to depression.